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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 13, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1974
  • pp: 379–390

Very Long Lasers

Gary J. Linford, Eugene R. Peressini, Walter R. Sooy, and Mary L. Spaeth  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 13, Issue 2, pp. 379-390 (1974)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.13.000379


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Abstract

The properties and oscillation characteristics of very long cw xenon lasers are discussed and pertinent long laser experiments described. High-gain 3.508-μm xenon laser amplifiers were used in these experiments. Laser cavity lengths of up to 30 km were studied. Spectrum analyses revealed complex oscillation spectra exhibiting the characteristics of both homogeneous and inhomogeneous laser mode structures. Long laser Doppler experiments, Q-switching studies, and modulation experiments were performed. Applications to atmospheric pollution detection are discussed.

© 1974 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: March 15, 1973
Published: February 1, 1974

Citation
Gary J. Linford, Eugene R. Peressini, Walter R. Sooy, and Mary L. Spaeth, "Very Long Lasers," Appl. Opt. 13, 379-390 (1974)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-13-2-379

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